The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
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About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.
--The Boston Globe "A particularly endearing entry in the long-running series, which has lost none of its gentleness or its love for Botswana." --The Christian Science Monitor
"Leisurely, wonderfully crafted descriptions of life in the agency and at home, the beauties of Botswana, and the joys, big and small, of life. . . . [And] especially, a tribute to enduring friendship." --Booklist (starred review) "When you are in the company of Mma Ramotswe, you know that, despite the clamor and chaos that passes for modern life, somewhere out there, all is right with the world."
--BookReporter "McCall Smith's accomplished novels [are] dependent on small gestures redolent with meaning and main characters blessed with pleasing personalities." --Newsday
"The intrepid proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana is determined to remain as steadfast as a constellation in the night sky. But Alexander McCall Smith's beloved sleuth comes to accept the inevitability of change in The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon." --The New York Times Book Review "McCall Smith is a vivid observer and an elegant writer, honoring Botswanan customs and culture . . . Like the best traditions, this series is one we hope will endure." --The Plain Dealer "Deep into a series, it's not unusual for the characters or plots to lose their luster, but that's not the case with this series. McCall Smith's thoughtful observations on life and human nature, as well as his distinctive writing style and gentle humor, make this volume as enjoyable as the ones that have come before." --The Wichita Eagle "Alexander McCall Smith is a prolific, popular and wonderfully peculiar writer. His capacity to deliver quality new installments . . . is unrivalled by any other modern writer." --The Independent